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Jaguar XJ220
Jaguar XJ220
Very cool [ 30 ] ** [57.69%]
Cool [ 17 ] ** [32.69%]
Uncool [ 4 ] ** [7.69%]
Not cool [ 1 ] ** [1.92%]
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clarkma5
post Mar 26 2005, 02:55 PM
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I've always hated it, honestly. I find it to be ugly and unimpressive technically. But cool? That's hard to choose. I'll get back to you on that.
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post Mar 26 2005, 03:30 PM
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just dont vote not cool

because-whether you love it or not-it is pretty damn cool

It held the top speed record for a few months before the F1 came out
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R. Waters
post Mar 26 2005, 05:26 PM
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too bad the V12 never made it
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post Mar 27 2005, 01:33 AM
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QUOTE(R. Waters @ Mar 26 2005, 05:26 PM)
too bad the V12 never made it

No that was actually a good thing. Because the V12 weighed about 4 times as much as the twin turbo V6. When they skeched the car they didn't had to worry about emissions standards either. After that was introduced, they discovered that it was no way they were going to get over 500 bhp from that old V12. So they got an engine out of a Metro Group B rallycar. Despite of being half the size of the V12, it develops much more of both power and torque. Because a V6 is shorter than a V12 it didn't kill the proporsions of the car. Those who have seen the prototype with the V12 said it looked hidiously streched compared to the car tat actually came out. That's the thing about this car, since it didn't get that V12, much of the people who put dow the deposit in the first place pulled out of the deal. Therefore you can still buy one with delivery milage today. And an XJ220 is quite a bargain to buy second hand, when you compare it to it's competition back then.

As for coolness i'd say sub zero. And that's the thing, it gives people hope, because it's got turbo-lag. So you can keep up with it for a very short time in a dragrace. But when the turbos bite, you must make sure you have your head fixed into the headrest. Because the XJ220's accelleration is so intense that it would slam your head into the headrest with a force so strong, it would knock you uncounscious. laugh.gif
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post Mar 27 2005, 02:20 AM
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ok it has some turbo-lag, and the acceleration when it kicks in would be pretty intence, but thats goin over board tongue.gif
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post Mar 27 2005, 06:23 AM
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The Jaguar XJ220 is the oldest good looking car I known.

It was bult in the 80's, right?

In that case, it's one of few old cars that I like.
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post Mar 27 2005, 09:23 AM
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It goes pretty damn fast once the turbos kick in thumbs_up.gif
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post Mar 27 2005, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE(marcos_eirik @ Mar 27 2005, 01:33 AM)
As for coolness i'd say sub zero. And that's the thing, it gives people hope, because it's got turbo-lag. So you can keep up with it for a very short time in a dragrace. But when the turbos bite, you must make sure you have your head fixed into the headrest. Because the XJ220's accelleration is so intense that it would slam your head into the headrest with a force so strong, it would knock you uncounscious. laugh.gif

My Clarkson-O-Meter just went red and weeeoh-weeeoh-weeeoh....
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post Mar 27 2005, 04:33 PM
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QUOTE(PandaBeat @ Mar 27 2005, 06:23 PM)
My Clarkson-O-Meter just went red and weeeoh-weeeoh-weeeoh....

here in Texas we call that Baboon's ass code red loser.gif laugh.gif
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post Mar 29 2005, 03:11 AM
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It didnt get a V12 and im fairly sure it was supposed to have better breaks than it did and you could write a book waiting for those turbos. But those looks and the fact that it went that fast make it cool. Anyone know if it is still the widest supercar?
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post Mar 29 2005, 03:14 AM
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QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ Mar 25 2005, 06:11 PM)
My RX-7 shoots foot long fireballs. How could that ever be boring?

Ps: Bringing someone's own car into an arguement is the most bitch of the bitchiest things to do.

I agree plus the fact that the RX-7 is so obviously not boring.
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post Mar 29 2005, 04:05 AM
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this JAG rocks!
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kbtitan
post Mar 29 2005, 07:56 PM
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Very cool. I remember seeing one of these babies pull out of a Jag dealership in Atlanta a few years back. We nearly wrecked trying to get a better peak at it. biggrin.gif
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post Feb 10 2006, 09:22 AM
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It's a damn fine car why bother spending 100 000 pounds on a Bentley or something when you can buy one of these beauties.
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post Feb 10 2006, 10:13 AM
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uber coool
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post Feb 11 2006, 02:12 AM
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This has been my favorite car since I was 8 years old, back in Germany. I think I've gotten/unlocked/attained it in every racing game that's featured it, even though it's usually not great. Unless we're talking about old school NFS, where every car handled the same.
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post Feb 15 2006, 04:25 AM
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The XJ220 is well cool! I mention it all the time, but my Dad worked for TWR and got to drive one of these around Mira (a banked circuit) awesome!

The TWR (slightly bodykitted) version looks the muts nuts too! Love it! Tom Walkinshaw got the first one as a birthday or Christmas present one year, lemon yellow, mmmmm. But Tom Walkinshaw is a Cock, I mean Jock (any difference?)
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post Feb 23 2006, 06:06 PM
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Freakin awesome! I was lucky enough to see one of these on the road when I lived in Atlanta. It was pulling out of a car dealership. It sounded freakin amazing...
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post Feb 23 2006, 06:14 PM
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At a dealer here, there is a black on, and a silver one. I pulled a U turn across traffic to look at them.
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